Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

When the Sun God Turns His Face: The Early Years of the Smoki People of Prescott, Arizona, 1921-1939
by Williams, Amy Jo, M.A., Prescott College, 2014, 133; 1583863
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examines the early years (1921-1939) of the Smoki People of Prescott, Arizona. The Smoki were a civic organization predicated upon a perceived imperative to act within the capacity of guardians and authorities of regional and cultural heritage. This work seeks to examine the social and political dynamics that shaped the mission of the Smoki, and to evaluate the historical context that facilitated and sustained the organization's ability to engage in the politics of indigenous cultural appropriation, representation and display.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rushbrook, Dereka
Commitee: Aldern, Jared, Frank, Ross
School: Prescott College
Department: Humanities
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American studies, American history, Cultural Resources Management, Museum studies
Keywords: Civic engagement, Cultural appropriation, Regionalism, Social memory, U.S.Southwest
Publication Number: 1583863
ISBN: 978-1-321-55841-8
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